Been lurking a while to get my bearings, but finally have some questions that I don't think are redundant. I have a PhD in Neuroscience/Pharmacology from a top 20 medical center and have been doing postdoc science research at a top Ivy for 5 years. I want to transition into biotech ER, and have been working on building up my financial modeling and valuation skills using the Wall Street Prep courses.
As I don't have any formal training in finance and am completely self-taught, which are the banks whose biotech teams prefer PhDs that need help with the finance/accounting at first? Put another way, which ER shops prefer a CFA/MBA that learns the science side on their own versus ER shops that prefer people who know the science and might be lacking on some financial particulars. My experiences with informational interviews have made it clear there are a few banks that like to hire people like me, but others won't touch me with a 10 foot pole. Thoughts?